Chocolate Coffee Cupcake

Eat this cupcake with a fork straight from the coffee mug. From Cheryl Hill-Burrier's coffee article Wanna Fork with that Coffee?
  • 1 12- to 15-ounce cup or mug
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground coffee
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour (don't use self-rising)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons regular or mini chocolate chips
Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Stir milk, oil, vanilla and chocolate chips into the mixture.

Prepare the inside of your cup or mug by lightly oiling or spraying with non-stick baking spray. Pour the batter into the container and place in the microwave for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but will quickly settle when done. After cooling slightly, you can serve the cake within the container, or slide it onto a plate.

Serve as is or top with your favorite icing, whipped cream, powdered sugar, etc.

Makes 1 to 2 cupcakes.

Prep time: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 3 minutes; Total time: 8 minutes

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